At the Library 9/9/21

At the Library

by Tammy Valentine

If you love Iowa, come to the library!  This month we have programs focused on Iowa.  Last night the library hosted our first book reading in over a year. “Riding With My Dad” by Dr. Ninja (a.k.a. Mike Todd D.V.M.) is this local author’s first book.  It was fun to hear the book read aloud, as it is always fun to be read to.  What makes it more interesting is that the stories are from a child’s point of view, helping his father who was a veterinarian too. 

Another program coming September 9th is a presentation by Jim Cuddeback, “Farming: 1840s to Today in Iowa”.  I know we are interested in all aspects of our state’s agricultural industry.  He is well known in our community and has been very generous allowing groups, such as Leadership Washington, to visit his farm. 

We will also have a book discussion using books on Iowa that we have in our library.  Please come in to choose which book most interests you.

Lastly, Tom Milligan will be presenting “American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace”.  He was the country’s Secretary of Agriculture 1933-1940, making a positive impact to Iowa in that position.

Iowa impacts the world and we are lucky to be part of it!

New Materials @ the Library

Adult Fiction

19 Yellow Moon Road by Fern Michaels

Large Print Fiction

by Russell Banks
The Robin’s Greeting
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Under the Southern Sky
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
The Bone Code
by Kathy Reichs
Dark Roads
by Chevy Stevens


Who’s on First?
by Abbott & Costello
Are You a Cheeseburger?
by Monica Arnaldo
Better Together Cinderella by Ashley Franklin
The Vegetables We Eat
by Gail Gibbons
Fruit Bowl
by Mark Hoffman
Hey Grandude! By Paul McCartney
Three Little Engines by Bob McKinnon
Tractor Mac: Autumn is Here by Billy Steers
The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom by Colleen Af Venable
Boo Stew by Donna L. Washington
The Longest Storm by Dan Yaccarino

Juvenile Nonfiction

Bird Guide to North America by Jonathan Alderfer
Chalk on the Wild Side by Lois King Kaehler
Guts & Glory: the American Civil War by Ben Thompson
Guts & Glory: the American Revolution by Ben Thompson
Guts & Glory: the Vikings by Ben Thompson
Guts & Glory: World War II by Ben Thompson
The Chalk Art Handbook by David Zinn
My Book of Gymnastics
Climate Change